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Mark Stoops announces signing of Sam Houston State transfer Ramon Jefferson

Former FCS All-American and Sam Houston State running back Ramon Jefferson has signed to play football at the University of Kentucky, head coach Mark Stoops announced Tuesday. He will be eligible immediately and will have one season of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. “We are excited to have Ramon...
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Will Levis goes in-depth on relationship with Mark Stoops, belief in the locker room

Kentucky football has gone through a complete transformation over the last decade. Since a pair of back to back 2-10 seasons, they’ve gone 57-43 in the eight seasons since. That includes a streak of six straight bowl game appearances with four straight wins in the postseason. Wildcat quarterback Will Levis is attending the Manning Passing Academy this weekend. At the event, he spoke about the program’s recent turn around.
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As praise ramps up, Mark Stoops wants Kentucky to stay hungry

Mark Stoops has pushed the Kentucky football program to unprecedented heights during his time in Lexington, highlighted by two 10-win seasons in four years, six consecutive bowl games, top recruiting classes and historic draft success. Leading up to this point, the Wildcats have been knocking down those barriers as underdogs...

Pope Francis received a bottle of bourbon signed by Mark Stoops

Yes, that is a real headline. Father Jim Sichko, a catholic priest in the diocese of Lexington, KY, made a recent trip to Rome where he was able to meet with Pope Francis, delivering many gifts to the head of the Catholic Church. A couple of the items Father Jim presented to Pope Francis were two bottles of bourbon, one of them signed by Mark Stoops.

Mark Stoops, Kentucky announce addition of Texas State transfer Zion Childress

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops spoke about his team’s big addition at defensive back, Texas State transfer safety Zion Childress. Childress transferring to the Wildcats was made official with a statement from Stoops, where the Kentucky coach praised his versatility on the football field and his starting-level ability as a freshman in the Sun Belt Conference.

Mark Stoops believes Kentucky's roster is in good shape

Thanks to the transfer portal, recruiting never stops in college football. Kentucky has used this new recruiting tool to help bolster its roster. Since the end of the 2021 season, Kentucky has added seven players from the transfer portal and six of those will be scholarship players after Iowa quarterback Deuce Hogan accepted a walk-on role with the program. Meanwhile, the program has seen 16 scholarship players leave Kentucky, and only two have landed at power five programs — Jared Casey (Indiana) and Cedrick Dort Jr. (Wisconsin).

LISTEN: Mark Stoops' interview with Kentucky Sports Radio

Earlier today, Kentucky Sports Radio was excited to be joined by Kentucky Football head coach Mark Stoops for a Thursday morning conversation about his football program. Stoops was kind enough to call in during his busy morning to take questions from Matt Jones about the current state of the team and Stoops’ current thoughts on NIL’s effect on the game.

Keidron Smith picks Kentucky; comments from Mark Stoops

The University of Kentucky has confirmed the addition of Ole Miss Rebels defender Keidron Smith, including a statement from head coach Mark Stoops. “We are very excited to have Keidron (Smith) join our Wildcat family,” Stoops said in a press release. “He is a veteran player who started and saw a lot of snaps at corner and safety in the Southeastern Conference. He’s versatile, he’s intelligent, and he’s mature. I like his competitive nature, and he’s a great addition to our defense.”

Mark Stoops Comments on Transfer Keidron Smith

Former Ole Miss defensive back Keidron Smith announced he is transferring to Kentucky Friday, a huge addition to the 2022 Kentucky football roster. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defensive back appeared in 47 games at Ole Miss, including 22 starts. He totaled 223 tackles during his career in Oxford. Kentucky officially announced...